Census 2021

2021 Census

The next census will take place in May 2021. Census information is important to all communities and is vital for planning schools, daycare, family services, public transportation and skills training for employment.

Statistics Canada is hiring approximately 32,000 people across the country to assist in the collection of the census. These jobs involve communicating with residents in urban, rural and remote communities across Canada to ensure the completion of census questionnaires. In response to COVID-19, the 2021 Census has been redesigned to ensure Canadians and census employees are safe by limiting the amount of contact needed to participate in this important exercise. In the case of in-person visits, enumerators will be required to wear personal safety equipment (provided by Statistics Canada) as well as maintain proper physical distancing, in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities.  

If you know of anyone who may be interested in gaining professional, marketable experience working for the Government of Canada, please spread the word about these opportunities. 

Staffing opportunities: 

  • Crew leaders train, supervise and motivate a team of enumerators. 

The rate of pay for Crew Leaders is $21.77 per hour, plus authorized expenses.

  • Enumerators complete census questionnaires with residents. 

The rate of pay for Enumerators is $17.83 per hour, plus authorized expenses. 

To learn more and to apply, please visit www.census.gc.ca/jobs.  

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Statistics Canada by email at Contact Communications